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HEADQUARTERS 1ST U.S. INFANTRY DIVISION
APO #1, U.S. ARMY
March 28, 1943
GENERAL ORDERS (NUMBER 11)
VII. CITATION OF UNIT
The following unit is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action. The citation is as follows:
"Company "G", 26th Infantry, is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action. Company "G" formed the advance elements of the battalion attack on a decisive terrain feature approximately two miles in advance of the main line of resistance. The plans of this company were so efficient and complete that it was able to occupy its objective at a distance of approximately one thousand yards from the enemy with out being detected. Company "G" was organized and prepared for defense by daylight. Although it position was attacked by a force three times its size, in addition to attacks by aircraft and artillery fire, Company "G" maintained its position against extremely heavy odds for approximately four hours and forced the enemy to withdraw. In an effort to escape eventual capture or destruction is this defensive position, Company "G" began a retrograde movement. This retrograde movement was executed so skillfully that the enemy was checked and forced to withdraw before the main line of resistance was reached."
By Command of Major General ALLEN:
S. B. MASON,
Colonel, G. S C. Chief of Staff.
LEONIDAS CAVALAS, Lt Col,, A. G. D., Adjutant General.